What Eats What in an Ocean Food Chain

What Eats What in an Ocean Food Chain

by Suzanne Slade, Zack McLaughlin
     
 

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The Great Barrier Reef teems with life. From algae to a grey reef shark, the animals in this book are linked together in a food chain. Each one of them needs the others in order to live. Find out what eats what in the ocean!

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The Great Barrier Reef teems with life. From algae to a grey reef shark, the animals in this book are linked together in a food chain. Each one of them needs the others in order to live. Find out what eats what in the ocean!

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School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—Following a nearly identical format, each volume shows the food chain as the movement of energy between the living beings and those that eat them. The traits of carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores are defined as well as those of producers and consumers in each habitat. Simple language makes the information accessible to primary-grade students. At the conclusion of each volume, an illustration shows a food web made of several food chains specific to that domain. But without explanatory text, these webs may be difficult for youngsters to understand. The somewhat murky, full-color, full-page illustrations offer graphic examples of a variety of animals being eaten or dying in the never-ending cycle of life in natural surroundings. The text makes clear that these cycles are normal and necessary. However, the patterns shown are rather repetitive in both text and illustration with snakes, birds, and bugs being part of all but the ocean scenarios. Younger children will have many questions regarding life and death following a reading of these books.—Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, formerly at Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404876965
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Capstone Food Chains Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
767,809
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Suzanne Slade is the author of 100 books for children, including many titles on science topics. Suzanne holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, and has worked on Delta IV rockets and car braking systems before beginning her writing career. She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and two children.

I'm Zack Mclaughlin, a children's book illustrator based in London.

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